March 23, 2005
I’ve posted on this project before so it could be classified as a special interest but…
They caught one!
Yup, they caught the first neutrino. I imagine it as a slow 12-6 curve thrown from 450 miles away that just caught the inside edge of the plate.
I’m sure it was a major league event for the folks at the Soudan, MN detector.
It is anticipated that additional catches will occur at the rate of one every four hours. It is the hope that neutrino research will help reveal mysteries of the universe and information on other subatomic particles.
It’s a game that might very well go into extra innings. So play ball!
And I once had a Ford Torino.